Poetry About Poetry

In My Room

I have a dog
-eared dictionary
a real rat
-ty grammar text
the
-saurus
at
-las
and a cat
--whose name is Sears.
I've been learning how to write for
weeks.

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Shakespeare

He loved
to invent words--
a thousand-some, a scad--
and how frustrationg had he had
spell check.

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Mews

Summoned,
they bolt and pace
past reach, entreats ignore.
It's griefful work, calling cats or
poems.

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Why I Write Cinquains

Short verse
is best, each word
like one rose in a vase.
Allow me this--a doll's house space
to play.

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Austerity Program

Write tight.
Spend words as though
the reserves are running
low. Words may be free--a few are
priceless.

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